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Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime perpetrated 2,165 human rights violations in 2017: Rights group
An independent human rights group says it documented 2,165 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain last year as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.
Bahrain opposition announces Wefaq boycott of parliamentary elections
Bahrain’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, has announced a boycott of the kingdom's upcoming parliamentary elections.
Bahrain signs $10 billion financial support agreement with Persian Gulf allies
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have agreed to give Bahrain 10 billions of dollars as financial support as the Persian Gulf kingdom’s economy struggles with a current account gap and a large state budget deficit, which have dragged down prices of its international bonds and pushed its national currency to a 17-year low against the US dollar.
US State Department approves sale of $300 million tactical missiles to Bahrain
The US State Department has endorsed the proposed sale of more than 800 tactical missiles to Bahrain amid the Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
Bahrain arrests 5 children in besieged village of Diraz
Bahraini forces have arrested five children during raids across the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to ‘immediately release’ Nabeel Rajab
More than 100 rights groups have called on Bahrain to "immediately release" prominent opposition figure and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab after the United Nations condemned his detention as "arbitrary" and "discriminatory."
Bahrain suspends issuing visas for Qataris amid growing diplomatic spat
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry has announced that it would stop issuing new entry visas to Qatari nationals in the wake of the the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar.
Amnesty slams Bahrain’s ‘cruel, inhumane’ treatment of jailed activists
Amnesty International has blasted Bahrain for denying vital medical care to jailed pro-democracy activists, saying the cruel and inhumane practice is putting the prisoners’ lives at risk.
HRW asks Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime to restore citizenship to 100s of nationals
Human Rights Watch has called on Bahraini authorities to restore citizenship to hundreds of nationals, whom have been affected by executive orders or court decisions as the ruling Al Khalifah regime pushes ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners, journalists and religious scholars.
Bahrain court upholds jail sentence for 3 dissidents
A Bahraini court has rejected the appeal of three dissidents sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Saudi Arabia, UAE use Bahrain as ‘trial balloons’ for warmer ties with Israel: Report
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are using Bahrain as "trial balloons" for warmer ties with Israel, the Haaretz daily reports.
Bahrain to get aid from Persian Gulf allies amid economic crisis
Bahrain says Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Kuwait are set to pump cash into the kingdom to save its struggling economy.
Bahrain court gives life sentences to three dissidents, jails nine others
A court in Bahrain has sentenced three anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and handed down jail terms to nine others as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
European Parliament calls on Bahrain to end human rights violations
The European Parliament has called on Bahrain to immediately put an end to persecution of human rights activists in the country.
Bahrain king signs off on law banning opposition figures from running in elections
Bahrain’s king has signed into law a contentious bill recently adopted by the parliament, which bans figures of dissolved opposition parties and organizations from running in parliamentary elections.

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